Hush Puppies Get a Makeover

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Are you looking for a new way to make this old-school favorite? You can make healthy hush puppies using Greek yogurt and without frying. 1/2 teaspoon canola oil 1/2 cups finely chopped onions 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/3 […]

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Holiday Driving Hazards to Avoid

By JENNIFER CIPRIANO, BSN, RN, CMSRN It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for some it can turn into the most tragic. Generally, there are higher fatality rates during holiday periods than non-holiday periods and many of these deaths could have been prevented. Follow these road safety tips this holiday season: Make buckling […]

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Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

By MICAH DORFNER Mayo Clinic News Network A typical holiday meal can pack a whopping number of calories ─ many from fat. These extra holiday calories cause the average American to gain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. But, by making simple changes, holiday meals can be made healthier. “Most holiday meals are not […]

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Don’t Let the Holidays Land You in the ER

By JENNIFER CIPRIANO, BSN, RN, CMSRN It’s time to decorate for the holidays! In all the excitement, we sometimes forget to take precautions. Keep these safety tips in mind: Decorate your tree while keeping in mind your kids and grandkids and any children who may be visiting. Move the ornaments that are breakable or have metal […]

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Preventing Hearing Loss Starts During Childhood

By AMANDA PERKINS, AuD Hearing serves an important function in communication, and we often do not think of the importance of our hearing until it is reduced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 5.2 million children and adolescents and approximately 26 million adults suffer from permanent noise-induced hearing loss. As hearing […]

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October Reminds Us to Focus on the Women in Our Lives

October is celebrated nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hope that during this time you will pause to reflect on women’s health issues, take proactive steps to monitor and improve your own health, and encourage those you love to do so as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer […]

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